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Next Wednesday and Thursday the multi-award winning Sacred Heart School drama group will bring their first full length play, Little Women, to the stage of Westport’s Town Hall. This new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic will be something for all the family to enjoy.
The annual Galway Solemn Novena, which makes a welcome return on Monday February 13 and runs until Tuesday February 21 at Galway Cathedral, will focus on Mary, Icon of God’s mercy.
As part of the ongoing Faith Renewal series at Knock Shrine, renowned singer, musician, and spiritual director Deirdre Ní Chinnéide will facilitate the Living in Hope day retreat in the shrine this Saturday from 10am to 3pm.
Patrick Peyton was born on January 9 1909 in Attymass, Co Mayo, one of nine children. When they were growing up, the rosary was central to their lives. His family were subsistence farmers and unable to afford to send him to a seminary, so for a number of years he worked on the farm to help them earn a living as his father was too ill. Then he and his brother emigrated to America. They eventually entered a seminary in Notre Dame to study for the priesthood, but their hopes of being ordained together seemed to be dashed when Patrick got TB. The doctors told him his only hope was to pray, and pray he did, to the Blessed Virgin. He promised her he would dedicate his ministry to her and to the family rosary if he was saved. And so it came to be the two brothers were ordained as Holy Ghost Fathers together on June 15, 1941.
A special exhibition charting the extraordinary life and times of the ‘Rosary Priest’, Fr Patrick Peyton, is to open in his native Attymass on Sunday.
The Solemn Novena of Esker, Athenry, and Ballinasloe will be held from Tuesday June 3 to Wednesday June 11.
Thousands of people are expected to flock to the city next week for the annual Solemn Novena which will run from Feb 10 to Feb 18.
The relics of one of the Catholic Church’s most popular saints will visit Galway Cathedral on Tuesday.
Our photograph today is of a group from the Sodality in the Jes being led by Bobby Molloy with the IHS flag. They are crossing O’Brien’s Bridge as part of the annual Procession of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Willy Forken is in front of the right hand row, and among the others are Johnny Holland and Johnny Whelan.
Thousands of people are expected in Galway over the next week and a half for the annual Solemn Novena in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, one of the highlights of the Catholic calendar in the west.